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Pursuing reconciliation with armed opposition groups in Afghanistan

Pursuing reconciliation with armed opposition groups in Afghanistan

Though Afghanistan’s new president, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, has already demonstrated the political will to pursue reconciliation with armed opposition groups, such as the Taliban and Hezb-e Islami, a clear strategy is required in order to secure a sustainable peace settlement. 

Whose peace are we building?

Whose peace are we building?

There is a reason why military and foreign intervention doesn’t work. These interventions thrust “solutions” onto the people of the country intervened in. These “solutions” are the intervening power’s idea of what the ideal is, and are not necessarily the ideal for the people with whose country the intervention occurs. […]

The role of technology in the 2014 Afghan elections

The role of technology in the 2014 Afghan elections

Impassion Afghanistan plays a role in the elections by contributing to the development of technology in the country, and producing trained citizen journalists using social media to report from the field.

Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) from Afghanistan

Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) from Afghanistan

TransConflict is pleased to showcase the work of Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) from Afghanistan, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.

Afghanistan – achieving the MDGs through peacebuilding

Afghanistan – achieving the MDGs through peacebuilding

TransConflict is pleased to announce the launch a new project by the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR), in partnership with Cooperation for Peace and Unity Afghanistan (CPAU), both members of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.

Is transitional justice a forgotten issue in Afghanistan?

Is transitional justice a forgotten issue in Afghanistan?

Thirty years of conflict has left a history of war crimes, human rights abuses, and atrocities, for which many victims have never received justice.

Afghanistan – Cooperation for Peace and Unity

Afghanistan – Cooperation for Peace and Unity

TransConflict is pleased to present the profile of Cooperation for Peace and Unity from Afghanistan, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.

New Silk Road – stabilising Afghanistan post-2014

New Silk Road – stabilising Afghanistan post-2014

The revival of the country’s ancient role as a trade and transport hub for South and Central Asia can contribute to a stable and prosperous Afghanistan.

Natural resources and peacebuilding – is the United Nations united?

Natural resources and peacebuilding – is the United Nations united?

There is a fundamental need to address natural resource degradation, governance and benefit-sharing as a fundamental component of peacebuilding in Afghanistan and other post-war countries.

A year on from Malala’s attack – keeping education out of the battle

A year on from Malala’s attack – keeping education out of the battle

One year ago today, school girl Malala Yousefzai was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban. This sombre anniversary is a reminder of the perils that students, teachers, and professors face in areas of conflict and repression around the world, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA).

Land disputes and governance in Afghanistan

Land disputes and governance in Afghanistan

Land in Afghanistan is an extremely complicated issue, proving a main source of conflict. Weak governing institutions and a lack of political will to tackle the issue seriously, however, have made it practically impossible to resolve disputes over land and property in an effective and fair manner.

Syrian military intervention – Washington’s “well-oiled” operation

Syrian military intervention – Washington’s “well-oiled” operation

The United States has only to gain from the likely military intervention which will give it unrestricted access to Syria’s oil reserves, with a larger control over the neighbouring oil producers and trade routes. The intervention comes at an opportune time for the superpower when the global economy has forced […]

On the mathematics of war

On the mathematics of war

By pulling raw data from the news and plotting it onto a graph, Sean Gourley and his team have come up with a stunning conclusion about the nature of modern war – and perhaps a model for resolving conflicts.

We’ll do this again sometime – retaining lessons-learned from Iraq and Afghanistan

We’ll do this again sometime – retaining lessons-learned from Iraq and Afghanistan

As NATO prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan, and the engagement in Iraq passes 10 years, government leaders must take on board the lessons learned from the past decade.

Afghanistan – I want to study, so shoot me

Afghanistan – I want to study, so shoot me

By denying women many of their most basic human rights and fundamental freedoms, the Taliban regime in Afghanistan was the proverbial death-knell for progressive lifestyles of women in the country; as the shocking case of Malala Yousufzai demonstrates in the starkest possible manner.

Women in Afghanistan – struggling for representation in the peace process

Women in Afghanistan – struggling for representation in the peace process

The absence of a women’s grassroots support network or social movement is one of the key reasons women have been unable to exert more influence on the peace process in Afghanistan, meaning that any future peace settlement may lack sufficient safeguards to promote and entrench women’s voices.

The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack

The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack

TransConflict is pleased to announce that it is now an affiliated organization of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack.